Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee of Academic Board is a key governance committee which oversees and reports to the Academic Board regarding teaching and learning at the University.

The functions of the Teaching and Learning Committee include:

  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that processes and structures are established and responsibilities are assigned that collectively:
    • achieve effective academic oversight of the quality of teaching and learning
    • set and monitor institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    • establish and maintain academic leadership at an institutional level, consistent with the types and levels of higher education offered, and
    • provide competent advice to the corporate governing body and management on academic matters, including advice on academic outcomes, policies and practices.
  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that academic oversight assures the quality of teaching and learning effectively, including by:
    • developing, monitoring and reviewing academic policies and their effectiveness
    • confirming that delegations of academic authority are implemented
    • critically scrutinising, approving and accrediting or advising on approving and accrediting, courses of study and their associated qualifications
    • maintaining oversight of academic and research integrity, including monitoring of potential risks
    • monitoring and initiating action to improve performance against institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    • critically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of educational innovations or proposals for innovations
    • evaluating the effectiveness of institutional monitoring, review and improvement of academic activities, and
    • monitoring and reporting to the corporate governing body on the quality of teaching and learning.
  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that Students have opportunities to participate in Academic Governance.
  • to consider new University rules and policies that are developed in relation to teaching and learning, and any replacement or major changes to them. If the rule or policy is considered to be in order then the Teaching and Learning Committee will recommend it to the Academic Board for endorsement.

The Teaching and Learning Committee may exercise such other authority as may be delegated to the Teaching and Learning Committee in a University Rule.

The Terms of Reference of the committee provide further information regarding membership, functions and focus.

Member

Name

Process

Timeframe

Chair (Faculty Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning)

Professor Jane Conway

Appointed by Chair Academic Board

2 years

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)

Professor Jonathan Powles

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Teaching and Learning Support

to be confirmed

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Academic Quality and Analytics Unit (or nominee)

Dr Paul Corcoran

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Student Success (or nominee)

Mrs Barb Shaw

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

University Librarian (or nominee)

Mrs Blanca Pizzani

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the SABL Faculty Education Committee

Professor Darren Ryder

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the HASSE Faculty Education Committee

Professor Anne-Marie Morgan

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the Medicine & Health Faculty Education Committee

Professor Jane Conway

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of Academic Board (or nominee)

Professor Mark Perry

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Deputy Chair of Academic Board (non-Research Committee member)

Associate Professor Robyn Bartel

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member SABL Faculty

Associate Professor Josie Fisher

Appointed by SABL Faculty Dean (or nominee)

2 years

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member HASSE Faculty

Dr Brenda Wolodko

Appointed by HASSE Faculty Dean (or nominee)

2 years

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member Medicine & Health Faculty

Dr Bruce Stevenson

Appointed by Medicine/Health Faculty Dean (or nominee)

2 years

Junior Level A/B academic staff member SABL Faculty

Dr Kip Werren

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

2 years

Junior Level A/B academic staff member HASSE Faculty

Dr Angel Mok

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

2 years

Junior Level A/B academic staff member Medicine & Health Faculty

Ms Nikki Rochford

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

2 years

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Academic staff member

TBC

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

2 years

Undergraduate student

Mr Hayden Gray

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after consultation with relevant student rep bodies

2 years

Postgraduate coursework student

Ms Anne-Marie Lacaze

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after consultation with relevant student rep bodies

2 years

Meeting Dates

2018

The final meeting for 2018 will be held on Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

2019

  1. Monday, 4 February 2019
  2. Monday, 4 March 2019
  3. Monday, 1 April 2019
  4. Monday, 6 May 2019
  5. Monday, 1 July 2019
  6. Monday, 5 August 2019
  7. Monday, 2 September 2019
  8. Monday, 4 November 2019

Teaching and Learning Committee meetings are held in Room 224, Education Building (E07) from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, unless otherwise advised.